16 October 2012

We have a great mix of secondary and Primary school screenings at FACT this year. Places can be booked through the National Schools Film Week website or by calling them on 020 7952 1060.

All screenings start at 10am and you can download study notes for all our films from the Film Education site

Secret of Kells (PG)

1 November / 75mins

In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendon embarks on a new life of adventure when a master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete this magical book, Brendon has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into an enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide.

Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

Suitable for: KS2 Geography, Literacy, PSHE & Citizenship

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15)

2 November / 112mins

The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief and feelings of responsibility by writing letters to her estranged husband.

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Suitable for: KS4, ASA2, Media

Tales of the Night (PG)

5 November / 84mins

From celebrated French animator, Michel Ocelot comes his new feature Tales of the Night. Ocelot fans will already be familiar with his sparkling stories and jewel like imagery from features such as Kirikou and The Princes' Quest. Set in a little cinema, two children and a projectionist meet every night to act out various tales set in forests and cities of gold and populated with sorcerers, fairies and powerful kings.

[Subtitled - French]

Director: Michel Ocelot

Suitable for: KS2 Literacy, Geography, French, Art & Design, PSHE & Citizenship

Biutiful (15)

6 November / 148mins

The story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

[Subtitled - Spanish]

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Suitable for: AS, A2, GCSE, Citizenship, Modern Foreign Languages

The Tree of Spirits (PG)

7 November / 50mins

This marvelous animated film meets West African and North American story telling, touching universal themes such as the environment and friendship. Kodou and Tano meet Ayoka, the spirit of a tree, soon to be cut down. Knowing that without this magical tree the spirit of the rain will never be able to surface Kodou and Ayoka decide to meet with the ancestors and ask for their help.

[Subtitled - French]

Director: Cilia Sawadogo

Suitable for: KS2 Literacy, Geography, Citizenship, Art & Design

The Class (15)

7 November / 130mins

In Laurent Cantet's Palme D'Or winning film, François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France, especially when François's students begin to challenge his methods...

[Subtitled - French]

Director: Laurent Cantet

Suitable for: AS, A2, Dip 1, Dip 2, Dip 3, GCSE, Citizenship, French

Mr. Blot's Academy (PG)

9 November / 80mins

Thanks to the powers of magic, Adaś Niezgódka is transported to the fairy tale land of Mr. Blot - the protagonist of Jan Brzechwa's classic book. Mr. Blot is a teacher and also a magician!

[Subtitled - Polish]

Director: Krzysztof Gradowski

Suitable for: KS2 Literacy, Citizenship